Liberate yourself from clutter and spark more joy!

It has been scientifically proven that mess and clutter is linked to our emotional wellbeing, but how do you declutter decades of precious memories?

That’s the dilemma organisational guru Gemma Quinn went to solve for South East Queensland seniors with her innovative new decluttering method that’s sweeping the world by storm.

Gemma was the first Australian to be gold certified in the KonMari movement – a global phenomenon started by Japanese author Marie Kondo – where millions are now transforming their homes and lives and are on a path to self-discovery, mindful living and fulfilment.

As a decluttering specialist, Gemma said senior Australians are often emotionally paralysed when it comes to their possessions, which can impact their quality of life, sometimes in dramatic ways.

“Seniors know what life is about – life can be short and life can be hard, and it is always real. But, you can’t live an ideal life if you’re constantly living in the past – it’s important to focus on the positives and bring more clarity to your life,” Gemma said.

Ingenia Lifestyle Regional Sales Manager Sharon Mason said downsizing doesn’t mean getting rid of everything but empowers seniors to recognise what is truly important to them.

“One of the major factors that people need to consider before downsizing is what are they going to do with all of their stuff.

“Learning to organise their home allows people to discover how they can use their space more efficiently and stay healthy and happy as they move into the next stage of their life,” Sharon said.

Learn the KonMari Method™
The KonMari Method™ is about decluttering and tidying your home which can allow you to work towards your ideal life focused on items that truly spark feelings of joy, leaving negative emotional baggage behind.

1. Commit yourself to tidying up
2. Imagine your ideal lifestyle
3. Tidy by category, not location
4. Follow the right order
5. Ask yourself if it sparks joy
6. Finish letting go first
7. Give everything a home